Reported Annual Crime In Melrose

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelrose/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime304n/a (estimate)1,0772,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelrose/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape3n/a10.630.538.6
Robbery8n/a28.377.8101.9
Assault16n/a56.7280.7237.8
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)96391373
Burglary36n/a127.6322.2491.4
Theft215n/a761.81,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft26n/a92.1118.8220.2
Property crime277n/a (estimate)9821,6912,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Melrose, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Melrose, MA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Melrose, MA is 48% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 62% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Melrose, MA has 76% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 74% lower than the national average. In property crime, Melrose, MA is 42% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 61% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Melrose is 62% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.95 daily crimes that occur in Melrose.
  • Melrose is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Melrose you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Melrose has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Melrose (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Melrose, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Melrose, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.93 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.65 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Melrose, MA is 4.09 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.89 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Melrose, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.53 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Melrose (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Melrose, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Melrose, MA being safer than 73% of cities in Massachusetts and 78% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Massachusetts cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Melrose, MA. In conclusion, Melrose, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melrose

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melrose is 1 in 1046
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melrose is 1 in 102
The chance of being a victim of crime in Melrose is 1 in 93
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Melrose, MA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Melrose, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 1046. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 102 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Melrose, MA is 1 in 93.

Year Over Year Crime In Melrose (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Melrose, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Melrose, MA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 14% in Melrose, MA, while property crimes in Melrose, MA have increased by 4%. Crimes in total for Melrose, MA have increased by 2% year over year.

Melrose police department

ItemMelroseMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4111,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.23.3
There are a total of 41 Melrose police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.8% less than the Massachusetts average and 54.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boxford, MA2,2280254254
Dover, MA2,2490269269
Topsfield, MA2,98364277341
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Essex, MA1,73397418514
Melrose, MA27,509969821,077

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Central, LA27,5054432,7503,193
Alton, IL27,5174894,9185,407
Fridley, MN27,4942124,6004,812
Reisterstown, MD27,4935892,9833,572
Winona, MN27,5261462,5892,736
Melrose, MA27,509969821,077
Source: The Melrose, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.